deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours very dark with a very very slight head. Immediately the aromas hit you maple, coffee, some smokiness. The taste is rich and luxurious with slightly sweet flavors resembling the aromas, coffee, maple, smoky bacon. Absolutely delicious. The mouthfeel is amazing, it coats your mouth in velvety richness. I could literally find nothing wrong with this beer. I wish there were 10,000 bottles.
FunkyBuddaMan (16) - boca raton, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
An Imperial Maple Bacon.. This beer has everything Maple Bacon has going for itself except it bit stronger... This beer is full of flavor leaving a thick lining on any glass you drink this from. Coffee, Smokey, Sweet This beer will modify your palate so have one of these last if you want to be able to taste the other beers you are drinking. jc1762 (1435) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle and my first perfect beer! Poured into a snifter showing thin rims of coffee, pitch black center, and a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose is an intense mix of maple and coffee that blends together to form equally intense notes of milk chocolate, french vanilla, cappuccino with a light bacon undertone becoming more apparent upon warming up. I could go on forever, but each note deceptively changes into another as the beer warms.
The palate is fully and smoothly carbonated with a light foamy body - the perfect airy porter mouth feel. Flavors of the same on the palate. Moderately intense vanilla showing constantly throughout on the background ending on a lightly sweet yet cappuccino/latte bitterness with the vanilla and coffee seeming to go on forever on the linger. scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Original batch, kindly poured by the man himself into a FB snifter
A: Pours a big syrupy black color with a small khaki colored head. Retention isn’t great, but with a high ABV it still looks evil
S: Damn, tons of sweet maple, coffee, and some burnt bacon. Simply amazing. The maple adds a whole new dimension to this beer that I never thought was possible
T: Much more balanced and refined that I expected. The bacon is less noticeable in the flavor, but the maple adds a pleasant flavor and balances the dark roast coffee. Thick body and dangerously drinkable. Not too much hop presence, but then again, that’s not what you would want in a beer like this.
MF: Thick and chewy feel to it, sweet maple/coffee finish, low-medium carbonation. Alcohol is not detectable.
O: Overall, this is an amazing beer worthy of its hype. I have not had but one chance to get to FB since I am at school in SC since they have become a world-class brewery, but I will definitely make the effort now. Great job Funky Buddha! hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is all about pure, deep roast Cuban or Kona coffee accompanied by gobs of maple syrup and a subtle nuance of crispy, smoked bacon. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Huge Cuban espresso and maple syrup flavor without the cloying sweetness I feared may rear its ugly head when I first heard they would be “imperializing” the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Balanced nicely by what I can only assume are black malt, singed coffee and hops. Burnt, acrid, moderately bitter, espresso finish. Way too drinkable for a high abv beer. I had three glasses and could have drank more. Another world class beer from Kevin and Ryan at The Buddha!
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - JUN 27, 2011
Been waiting for this one for months and it didn’t disappoint one bit. Black with a ultra thin tan head that disipates quickly. The aroma is an intoxicating blend of sticky maple syrup and fresh brewed espresso with hints of bacon smoke, chocolate and figs. Slick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. The flavor has everything the nose suggests and is extreamly drinkable for a 10.5 beer. Great beer. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle, thanks a lot to darkguardian for this beauty! No 1 beer in a tasting with a lot of world class brews.
Pours pitch black with a small, brown head. Absolutely INSANE aroma !
Nose picks up freshly ground dark roast coffee (best coffee aroma I’ve ever experienced in a beer), a bit of chili, crunchy burnt bacon, syrup, toasted bread.
Taste of coffee, sweet maple syrup, dark, heavy roasted malt, chocolate. Full bodied, loooong finish, with all the different flavours lingering for a long time.
A totally crazy beer that still somehow manages to be very balanced.
Easily one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Love it. Need more! bytemesis (8357) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
This is the one I came to try. Tap at MBCP release. Pours clear chestnut, medium creamy brown head that dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is coffee chocolate mocha goodness with a strong overtone of maple syrup. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, really really good. Medium body, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not to be missed. spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
This was one of the first Funky Buddha beers I’ve ever had which was lucky and quite amazing. Smells like a maple, bacon, coffee pancakes. Dark color that tastes like you are eating one of those pancakes. It hits the palate perfectly as it doesn’t taste 10.5%. Overall one of my favorite beers that I hope to have a third and fourth time in the future. Cheers! mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle shared at deanso’s. Thick brown pour with a tan head. Tons of maple syrup, light smoke, roasted malts, caramel, cinnamon, coffee, espresso. There’s got to be some salt in there, really enhancing all the flavours. Medium to full body, medium to low carbonation and a very nice sweet finish. Out of this world, thanks for sharing, RandomStrangerNL!